MUKONO ROBBERIES: Flying Squad Recovers Gun, Vehicle Used by Armed Thugs

The police in Mukono in conjunction with the Directorate of Crime Intelligence and Flying Squad Unit have embarked on operations to pacify the area following a spate of robberies that left a supermarket Cashier shot last week.

Luke Owoyesigire

Luke Owoyesigire, Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson: says the team on Monday recovered a motor vehicle registration number UAD 728Y, a dark grey Toyota Corolla, which was parked at Ham Mukasa-Nasuti junction believed to have been used by the robbers.

‘’Upon searching the boot of the vehicle, our scene of crime officers found a sub machine gun loaded with three live ammunition that were wrapped in a yellow polythene sack’’, he said.

He added that the team also found four sharp pangas, a sharp steel knife, two pairs of scissors, two pairs of pliers and two screwdrivers. Other equipment that is used in breaking-in was also found in the car.

‘’Our teams also recovered items of different types of electronics, which are suspected to be stolen. All these items have been exhibited. Examination of the recovered items is ongoing to establish the owners and whether they were used to robberies’’, he added.

The gun has been submitted to forensic experts to establish whether it was the one used in the robbery of the recent attack on Spice Supermarket  in Mukono last week, where one person was injured.

Police also confirmed that several suspects whose details are still withheld have been arrested and they are being processed through the systems.

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